Law books with scales of justice and courtroom gavel.

Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Claims in California

By | Articles, Support & Resources | No Comments

Claims involving birth injury do not have to be filed until the child’s eighth birthday in most cases, but there are exceptions. This allows claims for injuries that may not have been apparent until a child entered school. Unfortunately, some claims, such as claims against a government-run hospital, have much shorter deadlines so it is important to contact an experienced birth injury attorney if you suspect that your child has a birth injury.

Read More
Medical illustration of human fetus in the womb.

Preterm Birth Fact Sheet

By | Support & Resources | No Comments

More than three-quarters of premature babies can be saved with feasible, cost-effective care, e.g. essential care during child birth and in the postnatal period for every mother and baby, antenatal steroid injections (given to pregnant women at risk of preterm labor and under set criteria to strengthen the babies’ lungs), kangaroo mother care (the baby is carried by the mother with skin-to-skin contact and frequent breastfeeding) and antibiotics to treat newborn infections.

Read More
One year old baby girl with her mom and dad

Milestones That Your 12-Month-Old Baby Should Meet

By | Support & Resources | No Comments

Turning one year old is a major milestone all by itself — it’s your baby’s very first birthday! During the first year of life your baby has developed from helpless infant into a squirmy, communicative little child capable of expressing a wide range of needs, preferences, and emotions quite effectively. One-year-old babies also make many sounds parents recognize as early speech and some babies are already beginning to say their very first words.

Read More
Cute 6-month old hispanic baby boy

Milestones That Your 6-Month-Old Baby Should Meet

By | Support & Resources | No Comments

By the age of six months, we begin to see babies preparing to get up and go on their own. Before too much longer they will be crawling, walking the furniture and eventually, walking on their own. But one of the most exciting milestones to look forward to at this age is the delightful babbling babies make as they begin to learn that certain sounds and behaviors get certain responses.

Read More
Beautiful baby girl in pink outfit in a crib

Milestones That Your 4-Month-Old Baby Should Meet

By | Support & Resources | No Comments

Babies cannot talk at the age of four months so how do you know if your baby is doing okay? Fortunately, even as young as four months old babies can be evaluated based on milestones that most babies this age meet. Milestones are important because when they are missed, they can serve as early warning signs of potential risk factors for developmental delays and health issues.

Read More
Beautiful baby girl in pink outfit in a crib

Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus Injury Support and Resources

By | Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury, Support & Resources | No Comments

Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment for brachial plexus injuries includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

Below are links to support networks and organizations to help you find the right treatment approach and clinicians for you and your child, as well as links to support groups online including Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to help you connect with others.

Read More
Erbs Palsy Attorneys

Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus Injury

By | Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury, Support & Resources | No Comments

Having a child diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury can be a frightening thing for a parent to deal with because it may mean physical challenges, painful surgeries, and years of physical therapy lie ahead. Although living with an obstetric brachial plexus birth injury is not an easy thing to do, you also do not have to go through this on your own.

Our lawyers are here to help you pursue compensation for your child’s birth injury so that the costs of your child’s care now and in the future will be covered. We have also prepared a list of places where you can find information, counseling, general support, and even social network groups online so you can connect with others living with an obstetric brachial plexus injury.

Read More